Orient Street night closures next week

The southern end of Orient Street in Batemans Bay will be closed for road works each night from this Sunday until Friday morning (3 November), signalling the home stretch of Council’s CBD streetscaping project.

The overnight closures will allow Council work crews to rebuild the section of road, removing the excessive slope and replacing failing sections of the road pavement with a stronger asphaltic concrete surface.

The road rebuild comes courtesy of an additional allocation of funding from Council.

Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services Warren Sharpe said the extra road work will provide a superior outcome to the streetscaping, “bringing all the work together and lifting the presentation of this section of the Batemans Bay CBD.”

“We’re carrying out the work overnight to minimise disruption to local businesses, who have been incredibly patient while this important project has been underway.

“It’s exciting to be on the home stretch,” he said.

On the final night of the closure, all of Orient Street will be resurfaced with asphalt then linemarked with new parking spaces, including two new accessible spots.

During the five night closure, vehicle access to the southern end of Orient Street will be closed each night between 6pm and 6am. Access to the Mariners Hotel car park will only be via Beach Road and access to the Bayview Hotel via Perry Street.

Provisions will be in place to allow traffic to enter Orient Street from the North Street end to access Zorba Motel and Domino’s Pizza.

No long term parking will be allowed in Orient Street between North Street and Beach Road over the five nights.

Pedestrians will still be able to access the CBD but may only cross the road at the pedestrian crossing or the Beach Road traffic lights. For safety, the footpath will be fenced to separate it from the work zone.

Signage and traffic control will be in place, and Council has advised impacted businesses of the closure by letter drop.

Mr Sharpe said an announcement will be made shortly about an official opening celebration for the new streetscape. Media Release

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